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183 Australians lost their lives while at work in 2019

19 October, 2020

Safe Work Australia has released its national work-related fatality and workers compensation claims data. It reports 183 workplace fatalities in 2019, up from 144 in 2018.

Worker dies in Curtin University construction site roof collapse

14 October, 2020

On 13 October, a worker died and two others were injured, following the collapse of a glass roof structure at Curtin University. WorkSafe WA and WA Police are investigating.

Victoria imposes maximum penalties following fatal truck crash

13 October, 2020

Maximum penalties have been imposed against a Victorian road maintenance company and its director, after a truck crash that claimed the life of a young worker.

Researchers estimate 2019/20 bushfires health bill at $1.95bn

13 October, 2020

As we brace for the 2020/21 bushfire season, researchers estimate that the smoke-related health impacts of the 2019/20 season have cost the country $1.95 billion.

NSW launches engagement tool for COVID-19 mental health

13 October, 2020

Until 6 November, NSW workplaces are encouraged to give feedback via an online engagement tool. The feedback will inform policy making and mental health strategy.

ACCC introduces new mandatory quad-bike safety standard

30 September, 2020

Following a rise in quad-bike related deaths in 2020, a new mandatory safety standard for quad bikes will come into effect across Australia from 11 October.

Health and Safety Month aims to help Victorians navigate COVID-19

30 September, 2020

Aligned with the national theme, WorkSafe Victoria's 'Health and Safety Month' offers webinars to guide workplaces through COVID-19, with an emphasis on mental health.

Researchers release aged-care disaster preparedness toolkit

30 September, 2020

Australian researchers have developed a free national resource to help aged-care providers ensure they are prepared for fires, earthquakes, floods and other disasters.

NSW regulator responds to investigation into conduct of inspectors

29 September, 2020

SafeWork NSW has accepted all 11 recommendations of an August 2020 report released by the NSW Ombudsman investigating a complaint by Blue Mountains City Council.

Ardent Leisure receives $3.6m fine over 2016 Dreamworld deaths

29 September, 2020

Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure, has been fined $3.6 million over the 2016 Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy that claimed the lives of four people.

WHS resources released ahead of National Safe Work Month

21 September, 2020

October is National Safe Work Month, and in the lead-up Safe Work Australia has published a range of resources to help employers, duty holders and WHS representatives prepare.

Company facing $1.5m fine following Sydney Metro incident

16 September, 2020

A construction company has been charged with breaching work health and safety laws, after a bricklayer suffered severe injuries following a seven-metre fall.

Queensland mine safety inquiry postpones public hearings until 2021

16 September, 2020

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry public hearings into the accident at Grosvenor Mine will be postponed until 2021, and its report released in two parts.

Research finds drug and alcohol support sector under pressure

16 September, 2020

As COVID-19 aggravates problems with alcohol abuse, Flinders University survey research reveals that support workers in the area are facing significant pressure.

Victorian service workers receive family violence training

16 September, 2020

With families under strain amid COVID-19, Victorians who work in service roles can now receive critical training to help them identify and respond to family violence.

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